The Rhetorical Moves and Verb Tense in Research Article Abstracts

  • Mufidah Yusroh

Abstract

This study aims to examine the rhetorical moves and explore the use of verb tense in research article abstracts. This study employs corpus based approach using a corpus toolkit AntConc 3.2.4w. The subjects of this study are 29 research articles. The findings reveal that the preferred rhetorical moves of the abstracts are Move 2-purose, Move 3-method, and Move 4-result. The use of present tense is dominant in all five moves. Additionally, past tense is mostly found in method move. In this case, the writers employ the preferred rhetorical move and different verb tense in each move to emphasize the writer’s objectiveness.

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Published
2017-09-29
How to Cite
YUSROH, Mufidah. The Rhetorical Moves and Verb Tense in Research Article Abstracts. Tarbiyatuna : Kajian Pendidikan Islam, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 55-64, sep. 2017. ISSN 2622-1942. Available at: <http://ejournal.iaiibrahimy.ac.id/index.php/tarbiyatuna/article/view/83>. Date accessed: 04 july 2020.